Yacimovich voices support for Russian democracy protesters

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December 24, 2011 16:39

 
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Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich threw her support Saturday behind protesters in Russia, saying the mass demonstrations against the Kremlin over elections earlier this month are a testament to the global movement against corruption.

"Young people around the world are no longer willing to be voiceless subjects to the governments that alienate their people," Yacimovich said in a written statement. "The protest in Russia lends hope to a future headed towards justice and democracy."

Yacimovich took a jab at Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman who, shortly following elections in Russia earlier this month, said that the widely unpopular results were fair.

"It's time to shake this embarrassing and enthusiastic embrace that you gave personally to the Russian regime, and to take back your confident assessment that the elections were fair, free and democratic," the Labor party head said.

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